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This Organic Hot Chocolate recipe is an awesome gift for any organic folks who love a sweet treat! This is the basic recipe, but make a larger batch, split it up into mason jars and tie a bow around it.
Organic Hot Chocolate Recipe
1 cup organic raw cacao (or cocoa) powder
3/4 cup organic sugar
1/2 tsp salt
“Guts” from the inside of one vanilla bean pod
In a blender or food processor, mix the organic raw cocoa powder with the organic sugar or coconut sugar.
Add in the salt and the “guts” from one vanilla bean pod. Blend until the sugar and salt have been powdered. Store in an air-tight jar and use as needed.
No vanilla beans on hand? No problem. Add a bit of vanilla extract to your cocoa when cooking (about 1/8 teaspoon per cup).
To Prepare a Cup of Hot Cocoa:
All you have to do is mix 1-2 spoonfuls of cocoa mix into 1 cup of hot milk or non-dairy alternative.
Optional Add Ins:
- Melt some grated chocolate in with your cocoa! I’ve also tried adding the grated chocolate in the blender stage, and it works ok, but the clean-up isn’t as easy.
- Add a small pinch of various spices to your blend. I’ve tried: cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, crystallized ginger, and cayenne pepper… though I wouldn’t recommend all at the same time.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons espresso powder in your mix before blending.
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